Friday, January 6, 2012

Grassroots Resistance To Assisted Suicide

I don’t usually link to letters to the editor, but this is a very coherent response to a previous pro-death letter.
Even in tough situations, assisted suicide isn’t the answer
I am writing in response to the recent letter by Marcia Wolter on physician-assisted suicide. It seems to me that her frustration was misdirected. To be in her situation watching her father suffer would have been terribly difficult, but the true cause of the problem was the nurse not agreeing to provide him with enough medication to get him out of pain, not a law barring a physician from euthanizing him. What Ms. Wolter may not realize is that the problem of physician-assisted suicide is becoming more urgent than we may think. more

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